5 Mar 2018

Simon Bridges critical of govt's foreign policy 'reset'

From Morning Report, 7:38 am on 5 March 2018

The new leader of the National Party disagrees with the 'tone' of the new government's approach to foreign policy. The government has kicked off what it calls the "Pacific reset" with Jacinda Ardern beginning her first trip to the region as Prime Minister. It comes off the back of the Foreign Minister Winston Peters promising to boost aid and embark on a new strategy with New Zealand's Pacific neighbours. Mr Peters also hinted the government might rethink China's One Belt One Road initiative. Simon Bridges tells Guyon Espiner it's concerning there's been a lack of emphasis on Asia by the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister.